Top seven podcast recommendations from students


Through Ping! we asked students What are your top podcasts to listen to?”  We’ve collated the most popular responses. See the top seven below, along with a couple of honourable mentions.

TED Talks Daily
“Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world’s leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.”

“As the podcast for smart women who love dumb stuff, every Monday we recap the week that was in the celebrity space. AND THEN (oh yes, there’s more) every Thursday we drop an In Conversation episode – a chat, really – with someone we consider inspiring, interesting or with a jolly good story to tell. You know, the dumb stuff! The frivolous things! The women’s issues!”

Hamish and Andy
Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy’s podcast.

No Such Thing as a Fish
“A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they’ve found out this week.”

Ladies, We Need to Talk
“Ladies, We Need To Talk is a podcast for women, by women, that isn’t afraid to dive head first into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor.”

Welcome to Night Vale
“Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.”

The following podcasts just missed out on the top seven…

My Millenial Money
“Glen James (Australia’s Millennial Money Expert) & John Pidgeon (property investing expert) discuss millennial money matters in a light-hearted way. With a variety of topical guests on the show, there is a great balance between practical money tips and banter. My Millennial Money is probably the only money podcast you will find in the comedy section. It really is like Hamish and Andy for your finances!”

“Potterless is a magical journey following Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with Harry Potter fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and rant about how Quidditch is the worst sport ever invented. With his uncanny sense of humor, uniquely sharp mind, and arsenal of witty and insightful guests, Mike Schubert will take you on a journey through your childhood, this time with the rose-tinted glasses off.”

*Descriptions taken directly from each podcast.

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